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U.S. Airlines Are Like A "Low-Cost Bus Company," Says Emirates Chief — Let's get ready to rumble. Emirates airline president Tim Clark spoke with The National about the big three U.S. airlines that are calling for restrictions on Persian Gulf-based carriers offering international flights to U.S. customers: "What they should focus on is the appalling state of the US domestic market.

McDonald's Has A Turnaround Plan, But The Details Are Vague — McDonald's new chief executive Steve Easterbrook this morning announced his plans to turn around the lagging performance of the world's largest fast food chain. The CEO will restructure the business, but appears to be largely sticking with ideas that had been laid out by his predecessor Don Thompson, who stepped down on March 1.

30% Of Americans Considering A Holiday In Cuba, Survey Says — If survey responses are anything to go by, one of the first beneficiaries of a re-established diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba will be the country's tourism industry. 30% of Americans are planning or would consider a holiday to Cuba within the next two years, according to a new survey.

Diet Coke Is No Longer America's Second-Favorite Soda — Soda consumption has fallen every year for the last decade, and lately it has been diet sodas falling even faster than full-sugar ones. New numbers released today by Beverage Digest , an industry publication, show the carnage continued in 2014, with one notable change: Diet Coke has fallen so far that it is no longer the country's second most popular soda.

Farewell, Queues: Starbucks Introduces Delivery, Mobile Ordering — Starbucks is launching two new services of supreme importance for customers sick of waiting in line for their lattes: First up, mobile ordering and payment will be rolled out nationwide this year, meaning the only thing users of the Starbucks mobile app will have to do in the store is walk to the front of the line and pick up their coffee.

The Starbucks Race Relations Push Will Go Beyond Coffee Cups — It's fair to say that the Starbucks campaign to bring racial dialogue to a coffee shop near you is off to a rocky start. The announcement Tuesday that it has encouraged its baristas to discuss race relations with customers attracted a mix of incredulity, scorn, and mockery. And worse.

Our Long National Pet-Feeding Nightmare Is Coming To An End — Pets are great, but feeding them? It's a challenge on par with the space program, and few have really mastered how to feed a dog. There are so many variables to consider - what kind of animal is this? is it hungry? how much food should I give it? Gets A Big New Funding Round. Now All It Has To Do Is Launch — It turns out that promising to undercut Amazon - and the rest of the retail industry - in what could easily become the mother of all price wars is an attractive proposition to big investors.

Staples: "Unfortunate" That Obama Is Attacking A Major Employer And Taxpayer — Staples has shot back at President Obama over comments made to BuzzFeed News, where he criticized the company for its policy of limiting the number of hours worked by its part-time employees. "I suspect that they could well afford to treat their workers favorably and give them some basic financial security," President Obama said in an interview Tuesday with BuzzFeed News.

McDonald's New Promotion: We'll Trade Our Fries For Your Love — Love might not be able to conquer all, or save ousted McDonald's CEO Donald Thompson's job. But for a limited time, it will be accepted, occasionally, as legal tender in exchange for a burger and fries at McDonald's outlets.
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Jul 01, 2015

Watching the Hamptons Seinfeld episode, it's magnificent. It's really held up well.

Jul 01, 2015

The darkest timeline version of BuzzFeed's try-something-for-the-first-time videos.…

Jul 01, 2015

Have routers got worse somehow? I remember *never* having to fiddle with them in like 2008. Have had a string of glitchy ones lately.

Jul 01, 2015

The good thing about corporations is they aren't subject to corporate influence

Jul 01, 2015

"Corporations aren’t paralyzed by partisan bickering. They’re not hostage to a few big donors" -- IMAGINE WRITING THIS SENTENCE

Jul 01, 2015

RT @MattZeitlin: @tomgara they definitely did the guac thing so no one would read this

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